The great big English fizz-off
For three years now, the world's largest blind tasting of English sparkling wines has taken place in Parson's Green, south-west London, early in the year. See notes from the 2012 and 2011 versions. This year, a crack team of 17 tasters came together to work through 23 English sparkling rosés, 56 English sparkling whites plus four interlopers from other countries. It was curated as usual by the be-goggled godfather of English wine, Stephen Skelton MW, who collated all the scores to provide a table of the best performers. He says, 'the wines made from the classic Champagne varieties triumphed, occupying all of...
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